AIKIDO IS FOR EVERYONE!
If you are looking for martial arts in Brisbane, you are in the right place. We offer Japanese Aikido in Brisbane.
We are a large vibrant Brisbane Aikido club with a diverse membership and we train in a very friendly environment. If you are looking to learn a martial art skill, that doesn’t involve a punishing physical fitness regime, then Aikido training just might be for you.
Aikido can be traced back to the Samurai era in ancient feudal Japan. It is built on Eastern paradigms of internal power and mind development.
So if you are interested in an art that relies on calm mind and relaxed body, rather than size and physical strength, then come give us a try.
Safety is our number one priority. We have many instructors and black belts in the club, which means that training is well supervised and there is always a skilled senior nearby to help you.
Our style of Aikido is ‘Yuishinkai’, which is not such a hard style of Aikido, but is still very energetic and very effective self defense. Our membership is diverse because it appeals to females as well as males, and older people as well as children (from 5 years).
Aikido is a defensive martial art. There is no kicking or punching. The training relies on blending and harmony with an opponent and using their energy against them. Aikido is called ‘The Art of Peace’ but make no mistake Aikido is effective self defense and can be very dangerous if misused.
AIKIDO FOR KIDS
Aikido is a martial art which adults practice. So why is Aikido a good idea for children?
Aikido helps children at school. Through training, children develop calm, clear minds. As a result, they absorb knowledge easier, and think with greater clarity. Aikido also teaches children practical self-defence. They learn self-discipline and learn to think about their actions and the value of conflict resolution through non-aggressive means. Aikido does not require athletic talent. In fact, athletic prowess can sometimes get in the way. Aikido works for little people, since it does not rely on size, or speed, or weight.
You will probably be grateful that aikido is completely self-defensive. It involves dealing with punching and kicking and aggression from others, not actually applying (and making kids better at) kicking and punching. Over time, children learn to sense aggression in others and develop a range of skills in diffusing aggression and conflict, which are not necessarily physical.
The key to making progress in aikido is simply persevering and having a positive attitude. What better lesson can we teach our children? Griffith Aikido believes the training of aikido should firstly be safe, as well as fun. As parents, this is what we want for our children from any activity. For a child, any environment that promotes learning through laughter, imagery and games becomes a safe environment.
This safe environment can enhance a child’s ability to learn and thus begin studying the more serious side of martial arts. Having fun, playing games, and using one’s imagination are part of growing up. Opportunities and permission to do all of these things allow children to take risks in a safe way.
Kids have the ability to learn basic Aikido principles through exercises, games and techniques. Kids can become absorbed in an activity because it is fun and then receive additional benefits, such as an increased awareness of their surroundings and a better perception of the strengths and limitations of themselves and others. They have the opportunity to push themselves further, to explore their abilities, to assert themselves, to focus their attention, to push themselves physically, emotionally and mentally beyond what they think they are capable of.
Aikido teaches kids “how to be strong” and how learning to stay calm and relaxed can be much stronger than things like anger, force and aggression. They learn about responsibility, doing the right thing, even without reward, about treating each other with respect and kindness. They also learn about things like bullying, or how to respond to verbal insults.
We are a large vibrant Brisbane Aikido club with dojos at Nathan and Everton Hills. Visit http://griffithaikido.com.au/ to learn more about us.
Griffith Aikido is a registered Griffith University club but the majority of our membership is non-student. We have a long proud history of teaching Aikido to people from all walks of life for over 20 years.
Location: We have 2 convenient Brisbane locations:
* Everton Hills – Hills District Police Citizens Youth Club
* Nathan – Sports Centre, Nathan Campus, Griffith University
For full location and class time details, visit our website at: http://www.g